Gulfport Energy Corporation Schedules Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2009 Financial and Operational Results Conference Call

OKLAHOMA CITY, March 3, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gulfport Energy Corporation (Nasdaq:GPOR) will hold a conference call on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. CST to discuss its fourth quarter and full-year 2009 financial and operational results, to provide management's comments on the results and to provide an update on the Company's recent activities. The call will follow the release of Gulfport's fourth quarter and full-year 2009 earnings the morning of March 9, 2010.

Investors are encouraged to take part in the call via webcast or Gulfport's toll-free telephone number. The webcast will be accessible via the Company's homepage at The call can be attended by calling toll-free at 1-866-783-2143 or 857-350-1602 for international callers. The passcode for the call is 30506319. A replay of the call will be available for two weeks at 1-888-286-8010 or 617-801-6888 for international callers. The replay passcode is 12184827. The webcast will also be archived on the Company's website on the Company's "Investor Relations" page.

About Gulfport

Gulfport Energy Corporation is an Oklahoma City-based independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company with its principal producing properties located along the Louisiana Gulf Coast and the Permian Basin in West Texas. Gulfport also holds a sizeable acreage position in the Alberta Oil Sands in Canada through its interest in Grizzly Oil Sands ULC.

CONTACT: Gulfport Energy Corporation
         Investor Relations
         Paul K. Heerwagen IV